A Retrospective of Inge Morath

2017-12-06

Austrian photographer Inge Morath was a renowned diarist who utilized both letters and pictures for her artistry.

Morath was a fellow friend of another photographer, named Ernst Haas, and she first wrote articles that coincide with his images. She was then invited by both Haas and Robert Capa to join the newly established Magnum Agency, one of the most prestige photography agencies in the world.

Inge Morath - Collage with an early photo by Inge Morath, 2001

Throughout her stay in Magnum, Morath worked on her own assignments, also assisting Henri Cartier-Bresson at some point. She then traveled to Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. Morath's affinity for the fine arts and letters brought sublimity to her photographic essays, consisting diversely of subjects -- from portraits, passers-by, celebrities, places (such as Anton Chekhov's house, the bedroom of Mao Zedong, Aleksander Pushkin's library). Morath died in 2002.

The show "Inge Morath: pictures and letters. Biographical material from the archives at the Fotohof" in Salzburg currently revisits the career and life of the photographer and will be running through January 13, 2018.

Inge Morath - Lama, Times Square, New York City, 1957; Inge Morath - Forgotten Shoes, Venice, 1955; Inge Morath - Self Portrait, Jerusalem, 1958

Images are from the press kit.

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